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Sky1's Yonderland is a triumphant family-friendly adventure, fusing The Dark Crystal with The Mighty Boosh

For those who don't get a kick out of the live valuation of a George III mahogany pedestal desk on Antiques Roadshow, the gradual demise of a woman with bipolar disorder in Homeland, or the psychological mauling of a sub-standard pub singer on The X Factor, then Sunday nights have probably been pretty bereft of joy in recent years. Not for much longer, however: Yonderland, created by the cast of the award-winning children's sketch show Horrible Histories, is a new family comedy about a 33-year-old mum who enters a fantasy world through her kitchen cupboard. The show fuses the adventure and magic of Jim Henson's 1980s series The StoryTeller and his film The Dark Crystal with the surreal, sketch-based British humour of The Mighty Boosh and Monty Python's Flying Circus. Its sole aim »

- Harriet Gibsone

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